On Oct. 17, 2018, hundreds of homeschoolers from across the state gathered at our State Capitol to celebrate the proclamation of "Homeschool Week in Michigan" by our state legislature. The event was kicked off at Central United Methodist Church with a panel discussion which focused on the past, … [Read more...] about 2018 Day Under the Dome Recap
Dear Homeschool Community, In Michigan, we currently have much freedom to choose homeschooling as a viable educational choice for our children, and homeschoolers are clearly protected under the law. This was not the case in the early days of the homeschool movement in our state, however! We have … [Read more...] about Day Under the Dome… Building Bridges Not Barriers
In a previous post, MiCHN / INCH responded to media bias against homeschoolers in a recent article in the Detroit Free Press (DFP). In short, the article by the DPF suggested that because a public school family had seriously abused their children, (CPS had known about the ongoing abuse for eight … [Read more...] about Are Public Schools Safe for Children?
On August 14, 2018, the Detroit Free Press (DFP) wrote an article calling for additional regulations for ALL homeschoolers in the state of Michigan. They had previously reported on a Lansing area family who had been reported multiple times to Child Protective Services (CPS). According to the DFP: … [Read more...] about MiCHN / INCH Responds to Media Bias Against Homeschoolers
You can do this!!!! As the public schools continue to become less safe physically, emotionally, and spiritually more and more parents are considering homeschooling. On a daily basis parents around the country are asking questions to their friends and using Facebook forums to trying and wrap their … [Read more...] about Where Do I Even Begin? – A Jump-Start Guide to Homeschooling
What would you do if you were told to stop praying or stop receiving payment? This was the option a recent ‘homeschool coop’ in Michigan was given by the public school partnership that paid them for their services provided to their constituency enrolled through their program. Here is a portion of … [Read more...] about Prayer or Partnership?
Is Homeschooling Elitist? by Israel Wayne Over the many years that I’ve been involved in the homeschooling movement, I have heard the accusation, on occasion, that homeschooling is elitist or separationist. Is that true? Do people home educate their children because they believe their children … [Read more...] about Is Homeschooling Elitist?
The How and Why of Homeschooling There is ongoing discussion about needing to define who exactly is a homeschooler, and it causes me some concern because of its focus. It seems to me the discussion centers around ‘HOW’ someone homeschools, versus ‘WHY’ someone homeschools. MiCHN is certainly not … [Read more...] about The How and Why of Homeschooling